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Last updated: 28 November 2015
Datum:Mittwoch 18 Januar 1989
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-70-DL (DC-3C)
Fluggesellschaft:American Air Freight
Kennzeichen: XB-DYP
Werknummer: 19239
Baujahr: 1943
Triebwerk: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 2
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 2
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Laredo International Airport, TX (LRD) (   USA)
Flugphase: Start (TOF)
Flug von:Laredo International Airport, TX (LRD/KLRD), USA
Flug nach:Torreón Airport (TRC/MMTC), Mexiko
A possible cargo shift caused the aircraft to enter a stall on climbout following a runway 35L takeoff. The aircraft crashed and caught fire.

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The PIC's disregard for the security of the cargo that permitted its shift during the takeoff roll. This resulted in an aft CG situation and a subsequent stall and loss of aircraft control. A contributing factor in the accident was the mismanagement of the engine power by the crew and the lack of experience of the co-pilot. "

» ICAO Adrep Summary 5/90 (#17)


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Distance from Laredo International Airport, TX to Torreón Airport as the crow flies is 447 km (279 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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